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Cisco ASA

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Score 8.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco ASA

Places where this product is well suited -* VPN Functionality - Client to Site/Site to Site* Internet Edge Gateway - NAT/PAT providing internet access to staff/production networks* Interior firewall - Network segmentation
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SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ is well suited for the small to medium business market and branch offices where quick setup and easy management are needed. It would not be so well suited for a large office or an office that wanted robust security features.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco ASA
7.7
SonicWall TZ
9.6
Identification Technologies
Cisco ASA
7.3
SonicWall TZ
10.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco ASA
6.7
SonicWall TZ
10.0
Content Inspection
Cisco ASA
6.5
SonicWall TZ
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco ASA
8.2
SonicWall TZ
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco ASA
7.6
SonicWall TZ
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco ASA
7.5
SonicWall TZ
9.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco ASA
8.0
SonicWall TZ
10.0
VPN
Cisco ASA
8.0
SonicWall TZ
10.0
High Availability
Cisco ASA
8.1
SonicWall TZ
10.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco ASA
8.6
SonicWall TZ
10.0
Proxy Server
Cisco ASA
8.1
SonicWall TZ
8.0

Pros

Cisco ASA

  • Stateful inspection is perfectly implemented, reliable and has a very good performance.
  • NAT is feature-reach, perfectly implemented, reliable and has a very good performance.
  • VPN is feature-reach, perfectly implemented, reliable and has a very good performance (hardware limited).
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SonicWall TZ

  • Easy configuration
  • Nice graphical interface
  • Great Support
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Cons

Cisco ASA

  • For what the product is I see little room for improvement.
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SonicWall TZ

  • A bit expensive.
  • the licenses of the main features need to be renewed.
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Likelihood to Renew

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I am committed to low-OpEx usage model, know most (nearly all) hw and sw features and have a good customer base to continue to use Cisco ASA.
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SonicWall TZ

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Cisco ASA

Cisco ASA 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Issues are handled in a timely fashion and the support personnel are very knowledgeable.
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SonicWall TZ

SonicWall TZ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I love this NGFW.
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco ASA

The Palo Alto firewalls do a decent job of packet forwarding, but the GUI is slow and cumbersome.
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SonicWall TZ

SonicWall and WatchGuard are both fine appliances, but I am accustomed to the Barracuda NG. The Barracuda Control Center is so powerful and useful that it beats out the other two. SonicWall does a great job of dividing up firewall rules and NAT policies, but this is a preference among engineers.
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Return on Investment

Cisco ASA

  • The ROI is generally not as good as the investors would like it to be.
  • Very good support and attention from the company and its associates, which reduces the recovery time in case of an incident.
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SonicWall TZ

  • Positive: protect the network and close off all possible connections that are unneeded.
  • Positive: security features are industry-grade and will protect networks from malicious vectors.
  • Negative: global management requires additional software package but is not as efficient as competitors.
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Pricing Details

Cisco ASA

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SonicWall TZ

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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